Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Immigration: Day of Prayer

Tomorrow is the Evangelical Day of Prayer and Action for Immigration Reform.

The National Association of Evangelicals, World Vision, Bread for the Word, Sojourners Magazine, and other groups are sponsoring this event.


By God's grace, this news appears on the front page of today's Los Angeles Times:

"After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of eight senators is poised to offer a sweeping bill to rewrite the nation's immigration laws this week, taking advantage of a changed political alignment that, for the first time in nearly a generation, appears to have opened the way for comprehensive legislation."


 In many papers, this signficant news was pushed back to other pages by the attack on the Boston Marathon.

Let's pray that the Congress will be able to focus on the important legislation before it, both on gun control and on immigration.  May this immigration package be approved by a majority in the Senate and then in the House of Representatives.

Both prayer and action are needed.  Check to see how your senators and your representative in the House plan to vote.  

Call or send them an email.  They may vote whichever way the wind is blowing, and you can be part of that wind.

Here are the phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses:


Further resources:

·        Welcoming the Stranger by Jenny Hwang and Matthew Soerens  http://g92.org/resources/books-faith/
·        Talk by Jenny Hwang at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Jan 2013  http://new.livestream.com/calvin-college/TJS20130108
·        G92.org –website for immigration reform   http://g92.org/about/
·        Photos and notes on Nogales on my blog  http://marthaymaria.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-wall-runs-through-it.html
·        Immigration Act of 1924 and other milestones in US immigration history http://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/ImmigrationAct

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